Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
BA SCORE
94%
Liked This Beer
4.34 w/ 6,519 ratings
Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#367
Reviews:
2,440
Ratings:
6,519
Liked:
6,125
Avg:
4.34/5
pDev:
9.91%
Alströms:
4.69
 
 
Wants:
558
Gots:
992
Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,519 |  Reviews: 2,440
Photo of darktronica
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TH28
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is clear, deep brown with ruby highlights. Holds a nice thick tan foam cap. Aroma is all malt. Caramel, licorice, cherries, and plums. Taste is caramel forward with less emphasis on the dark fruit and licorice. Distinct toasted character. Mouthfeel is medium with a slight creaminess and low carbonation. Finishes with a toasted malt flavor and leaves some lingering caramel flavor on the tongue. Hop character is minimal

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Photo of DallasK
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acashk
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a dark brown almost black with a creamy tan head.

S: Dark fruits, black licorice, toasted nuts, caramel

T: Follows nose. sweet. But not too much.

F: Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Creamy.

O: I've had some doppelbocks before and I'm not sure why I haven't had more. This will change. I will pick this up regularly.

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Photo of spikehou
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rickklein9
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hyhat
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rpcarr17
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nothalfbad
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear dark brown with thicjk beige head, good retention.
Smell - caramel, toasted, nutty, roasted.
Taste - caramel, wood, chocolate, toasted malts.
Medium body and carbonation.
Masterpiece.

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Photo of BSiegs
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown in color, extremely deep ruby in the light. Ample light brown head, very fine, silky, creamy appearance. Retention is good. Excellent aroma, rich maltiness, toasty. Phenomenal flavor. Big, rich malt presence. Again toasty, with mild notes of dark fruit. Perfectly rich and subtly complex. Medium-full body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy and smooth. A superb doppelbock.

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Photo of BaileyMitch
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andpit
3.72/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MargotDarko
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Unknown vintage; drank 9/2/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle in the glass.

Brown/black/purple hue.

Big kaki head; decent lace.

Brown sugar, cinnamon & mild black coffee nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Root beer, cinnamon & black licorice flavor; mint smacks the lips as this warms. Drinkable & unique but a bit odd.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into dimpled seidel. Very thin head ring, sparse lace. Dark cola color.

Nose is malty, creamy, a little dark fruit.

Taste: Light malt roast, sweetbread, caramel, fruit, light clovey notes at the tail.

Full body with carbonated finish.

Yep, tastes like good doppelbock. Has interesting overlap with cream stouts.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from an 11.2 0z (330 ml) bottle; no production information noted.
A: Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a one and a half inch, foamy mocha colored head. Belgian lacing all the way down the sides.
S: Aromas of toast, caramel, dark coffee, and raisins.
T: Sweet with roasted malts giving the impressions of cafe au last, milk chocolate and raisins. Very malty.
M: Full bodied with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel and excellent carbonation.
O: Alway a treat. Have had it many times and really cannot get enough. Top of the game for the Doppelbock style. I hope whoever crafted it went to Heaven, because that where the taste sends everyone else!

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle,into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Thin,creamy,khaki colored head that dissolves quickly.Black / brown with ruby / red hues,limited light showing through the glass.Moderate carbonation.

On the nose I get mostly dark roasted malts,and some fruits.Also getting some dark sweet breads.

The palate follows the nose with dark roasted malts,and dark sweet breads in the lead,accentuated by some fruity flavors.

The body is full,and on the border of wet and dry.

Out of all the imported beers I have rated,this one is probably my favorite.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lastmango
3.57/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a birch beer brown with a two finger fizzy tan head that quickly dissipated to none. Light lacing at first followed by no lacing. I am not getting the aroma like others have reported . . . just faint toasted malt. The taste is surprisingly non-complex for such a highly rated beer. The taste was more one dimensional and only of malt with a slight bitterness on the tail end. Medium-heavy body with a lighter fizzy carbonation. Not sure what is going on. I was expecting a much more complex brew and am considering this tasting as a potential fluke. I will try again . . . :(

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Photo of opieo
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fair warning...this is my favorite style of brew. That said...holy crap. This is awesome. Dark, rick malty. Full bodied with complex flavors. Chocolates fruits roasted heaven. Get this if you like dark malty brews.

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Photo of chris826
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of donspublic
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 6,519 ratings
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